Derek R. Rice, O.D.
Dr. Rice is a graduate of Southern California College of Optometry. He has his therapeutic license to treat eye infections, glaucoma and other ocular conditions. He has been in practice in Whittier for 20 years with experience in cataract and refractive surgery evaluations. Dr. Rice is a member of the American Optometric Association, California Optometric Association and the Rio Hondo Optometric, serving as President for 2 years. Dr. Rice enjoys cycling and swimming in his free time. HIs obsession with cars goes beyond the office. His has a 1969 Corvette which he loves to work on. In 2012, he nominated a long time friend for the hit show "Overhaulin" on the Velocity channel. The showed aired in early 2013 and can still be seen on re-runs and on YouTube. Just search under "Rick Fontana's 1967 Mustang"
Irene Vazagov, O.D.
Dr. Vazagov joined our practice in the Fall of 2009. She practiced in Whittier for 8 years with Dr. Kokoris and previouly at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in the Ophthalomolgy department. Dr. Vazagov also owned her own practice in West Los Angeles. She graduated in 1993 from the Southern Califonia College of Optometry in Fullerton. Dr. Vazagov brings with her extensive experience in primary eye care, including the treatment of infections, foreign object removal, and childrens vision. She is also certified to diagnose and treat glaucoma.
Galoust Baghdassarian- Master Optician/ABOC
Galoust is a master optician with over 30 years experience and has been in our office since 1987. His expertise in the lab has allowed us to provide patients with custom repairs to broken frames and same day glasses in some cases. He assists patients in the selection of eyewear, lens types and is very knowledgable in all aspects of the optical industry. GB enjoys spending quality time with his lovely wife and 4 children. In his spare time, he works on cars,loves riding his motorcycle. Honk...if you see him riding along Whittier Blvd.
Michelle Welch-Master Optician/NCLE
With over 20 years experience in contact lens training and fittings, Michelle has helped many patients overcome their fear of contact lenses. She is very knowledgable in all aspects of the contact lens industry. She also helps our patients in the selection of eyewear and sunglasses. Michelle has enjoyed working for Dr. Rosenberg for the past 15 years. Michelle's favorite things to do include horseback riding, tennis, the beach, and arts and crafts. She also spends time playing with her three miniature pinschers. Michelle is involved with her church and community outreach.
Lisa Case, Receptionist
Robin Lovato - Receptionist/Back office
Having worked for over 15 years with Ophthamologists,Robin comes to us with experience in all aspects of the back office. She has knowledge in visiual screening, confrontation fields, color vision, dilation and Ascans. Robin also helps out with front office duties. She is married and has 2 daughters in college. She enjoys traveling with her husband, they recently returned from Canada after a second honeymoon.
Jennifer Logan-Receptionist/ CL Trainer
Jennifer is the newest member to join our optometric team and has been with the practice 8 years now. She really enjoys her job and loves working with patients. Jennifer comes to us with experience in billing and collection services. She likes to spend time watching her teenage son, Michael play soccer and hockey. Jennifer also enjoys all types of water sports when she visits her family in Lake Havasu.
Pam Leidelmeyer-Insurance Billing
Pam is our insurance claims specialist,having vast knowledge in all aspects of insurance billing. In her spare time she enjoys playing Bunco and traveling. She also enjoys spending quality time with her 4 year old grandson Maverik.